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06 Jan 2010   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

May have been a temporary issue with the server.

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06 Jan 2010   #12


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These are the drives. Disk # 4 used to be XP before installation. After Installation it changed to C:
Recovered folder has 410 GB of DATA in it which was recovered from Drive D: Disk # 4 but in the Disk management it shows the capacity as 149.04 GB. which as I said before, it maybe due to all other data recovered. However when it screwed up my XP drive, it left the system files. That prooves I formated the right harddrive for installation. It simply got possessed and did this on its own.
Any othe information needed I will provide
Cannot follow this ramble. Can you please label the drives what exists there now.
Thanks for all the help. Please re-read it again or ask a specific question. "Can you please label the drives what exists there now" does not make any sense to me.

Which drive in specific? I have attached the second jpeg with the content of the drive D: which was previously C: before installation.

I cant think of any other explanation, between the two posts that I have posted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP


Could you please tell us which OS is on which partition?

It is hard to determine from what you have written.

Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chakubanga View Post
Installed windows 7 on a partition and during setup, I selected tools and clicked Format that partition. Which it did and installed everything No Problems, or so I thought.
It rebooted and all of a sudden my Drives have changed, Win 7 boots on its own without XP option during startup, it garbled my previous C: drive, it made drive I to become drive C.

I wanted to Dual boot, but instead I have lost all my files. In Ctrl Panel I click Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Computer management\Disk management. I see all the drives including XP installation and inside this drive there system files and size has been shrunk to 2.5 Gig used and available space of 146, out of 150 GB.

I ran data recovery and it found more than 450 GB of data residing inside 150 GB Hadrdrive, which made my hed spin, but then I realized, It may have had found Data of the previous installation before XP and combined everything in it's path.

I checked the recovered folder and found a folder with Jpegs, which I thought I was saved, but only to find all my Pictures of the past 8 years have been corrupted and I cant view them. I have tried everything in my witts and it seems like I am ROYALLY screwed by microsoft and now I am thinking maybe my option would be to Dual boot and see if I can run my "Shields Roll BAck and get my Data on Drive D, which was C before Win 7 installtio.

This is my Boot.ini below, which I got it from the supposed D with XP and I was wondering if anyone can help me figure out how to Dual boot XP and Win 7 without Screwing my self further into abyss.
Please help
Boot.ini: for previous XP. cant find boot.ini for WIn 7
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

It seems like files are there but during installation, Win 7 decided to stick it between my eyes and pulled a freaking trigger. The most important part of the lost files are, My pictures and Documents which my life depends on.

Please Help
You need to bear in mind that Microsoft did not do did. You made the choices that led to this during the installation process, either because you mis-clicked or didn't understand the operations taking place. If this were an issue with the software, it would be known and addressed by this time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 x64

According to your screen shots, you booted into disk3, partition 1( C: ), which is your system partition and disk 3 is the primary drive with the Win 7 boot files. I will assume this is the Win 7 install. I do not know if it has the XP boot files, which it needs and EasyBCD 2.0 will put them there for you.

Disk 4, partition 1 ( D: ) is your XP install.

If I go back and check, I will loose this post, but if you are trying to do a dual boot, you need to use EasyBCD to set it up.

My question, is there a disk 0,1,2? Which SATA connector do you have the Disk 3 plugged in to?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #16



You need to bear in mind that Microsoft did not do did. You made the choices that led to this during the installation process, either because you mis-clicked or didn't understand the operations taking place. If this were an issue with the software, it would be known and addressed by this time.
You need to understand that, just because I have logged here and ask for solution to something that is simply unexplainable, it means that I simply clicked not knowing where was I clicking. IN other word please dont insult.

Look at the screens and in this case the only two drives in question are DISk #3 and Disk #4.

Disk #3 Indicates drive C: and I:
Disk#4 Indicates drive D:

When I booted using win 7 setup DVD, I had the choice of where I wanted WIn 7 to be installed. It installed in the directory where I wanted it to be installed (Imagine someone speaking very slowly as you read this).

Before doing the installation, I had Win XP on disk 4, bootable and working without any problems. When it Win7 installation querried where I wanted to install my Win 7? I clicked on the Drive selected. I clicked on tools and selected format before installation. Which it executed promptly. Setup ended without a glitch and Windows 7 started the system. Only this time it did not ask for the O/S choice. Which seemed odd. I clicked on my computer and I saw the changes to drive letters.
I clicked on each drive to see where has my XP gone to? I found out it has gone to D. I clicked to see if my files are intact. NO theywere not. Please read he rest of the upper posts. Besides If I would have clicked format wrongly to XP drive all files would have been deleted and Win & would have been installed there. JUST think before you become an annoyance.

comprehension, or understanding what I requested is the problem, I will be glad to furnish further information. If you dont understand, but start attacking, please dont contribute, leave while your sanity is intact.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #17


Thank you for all the help. Please admin close this thread
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